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Today

• SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Open Arms Church, 4075 Tipp-Cowlesville Road, Tipp City, will give away school supplies from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. behind the church in the fellowship hall.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Troy Lowe’s parking lot. Fruits, vegetables, honey, bedding plants and more will be offered.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Downtown Troy Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Cherry Street. The market will include in-season fruits and vegetables, cottage foods, plants, artisans and crafters and more.

• BARBECUE CHICKEN: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a half barbecue chicken, baked beans and scalloped potatoes $13 from 5-7 p.m.

• MUSIC IN THE PARK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Music in the Park “Sunset Songs” program from 1-3 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Enjoy soft, meditative Native American Flute music on a casual walk around Charleston Falls Preserve as the sunsets. Register for the program by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• CHICKEN BARBECUE: The A.B. Graham Memorial Center, 8025 E. State Route 36, Conover, will have a chicken barbecue and bingo. The meal will be served from 5-7 p.m. and includes half a chicken, two sides, apple dumplings with homemade ice cream and a drink. Meals are $8 presale and $10 at the door. Kids meals also available. Carry-out available. Bingo begins at 7 p.m. with 20 games. For more information, call (937) 368-3700 or visit abgraham.org.

• KARAOKE: Karaoke begins at 7 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586.

• LUAU: The YWCA Senior Center at the Piqua branch will offer a lunch and learn luau at 11:30 a.m. at 307 W. High St., Piqua.

• CLOTHING GIVEAWAY: Free clothing and houseware items will be offered at Friedens Lutheran Church from 8 a.m. to noon at Friedens Church, 11038 W. Versailles Road, Covington, at the corner of Versailles Road and Bradford-Bloomer R0ad.

• BOE MEETING: The Bradford Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. in Room 404 for the purpose of hiring and approval of contracted services.

Sunday

• POOL PARTY: Bring your family to the Troy Aquatic Park between 7:15-8:45 p.m. to celebrate the end of the Troy-Miami County Public Library’s summer reading challenge. Admission is free for everyone who attends. Check the library website or Facebook page for a rain date, if needed. Parents and siblings are welcome. The Troy Aquatic Park is located at 460 W. Staunton Road, Troy. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 121, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• BREAKFAST: Breakfast is served at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 from 8-11 a.m. A full breakfast will be $7, open to the public.

• LUNCH WITH GOD: St. James Episcopal Church, 200 W. High St., will be hosting Lunch with God from 12:30-2 p.m. The meal is freeand open to everyone.

Monday

• WILD JOURNEYS: Come along on an armchair journey at 7 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center to the Pantanal of Brazil, a natural region encompassing the world’s largest tropical wetland. Margaret and Cliff Hensel will recount their recent adventure, travelling with other nature-enthusiasts under the guidance of wildlife tour company, Field Guides. This program is free for BNC members; non-member admission is $5 per person and includes refreshments.

• I CAN RUN: The Miami County Park District will hold the new “I Can Run” program from 5:30-7 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Beginning runners will join a park district naturalist every Monday and Wednesday evening on a journey from non-runner to “I Can Run” over this multi week program. Class fee for the series is $5. Preregistration required. Preregister for by going to the program calendar at MiamiCountyParks.com, emailing register@miamicountyparks.com or calling (937) 335-6273, Ext. 109.

• OPTIMISTS: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at StoryPoint. Colleen Gilardi and Ernie Carmack from Board with Brush will speak about their new franchise and its history.

• BURGER: Come to the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 and enjoy a Rebel burger with toppings and chips, $5 starting at 6 p.m.

• OPTIMISTS MEET: The Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at StoryPoint Troy.

• CENTER OPEN: The Pleasant Hill History Center, 8 E. Monument St., Pleasant Hill, is open from 3-7 p.m.

• TOPS: The T.O.P.S. (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Club meets at 5:45 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, Main and 3rd streets, Tipp City. For more information, call (937) 332-9251.

• AA MEETING: The Best Is Yet To Come AA meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: Green & Growing AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at the Troy View Church of God, 1770 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

Civic agendas

• The Union Township Trustees will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Township Building, 9497 Markley Road, P.O. Box E, Laura. Call 698-4480 for more information.

Tuesday

• COOL AND COLOR: Come to the Troy-Miami County Public Library and take a break from the hot weather, enjoy a cool drink, and color the afternoon away from 1-3 p.m. The coloring pages, colored pencils, and refreshment will be provided. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 117.

• HAVE THE TALK: Tami Baird Ganley of Baird Funeral Home will offer the program, “Have the Talk of a Lifetime,” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at StoryPoint Troy, 840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. What is important to you that you take time to honor and remember the people who matter. Dinner will be presented. To make a reservation, call (937) 541-5182 or email kosting@storypoint.com.

• TINY TOTS: Tiny Tots will be offered from 11-11:30 a.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. Toddlers ages 1-3 can enjoy singing songs and reading stories with a new theme each week.

• LITERACY COUNCIL: The Troy Literacy Council Board will meet at 7 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. TLC is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization which provides free, confidential, one-on-one tutoring in basic education for native born adults and non-native speakers who want to learn English as another language. For more information on becoming involved as a tutor or as a student with Troy Literacy Council, call 660-3170.

• BARBERSHOP MEETING: The Miami Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Greene Street UMC, 415 W. Greene St., Piqua. All men interested in singing and visitors are welcome. For more information, call (937) 778 1586 or visit www.melodymenchorus.org.

• BARGO: Bargo will be offered from 7-9 p.m., followed with cooking by the Sons of the American Legion.

• AA MEETING: The Best Is Yet To Come AA meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: A Welcome Home AA meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy (enter in back). The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• SUPPORT GROUP: FOA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and encouraging advocacy for anyone touched by addiction, meet from 7-8:30 p.m. at Grace Family Worship, 725 Lincoln Ave., Troy. A free meal is offered at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday. For more information, call (937) 301-9747 or email foa.paula@gmail.com.

Wednesday

• VETERANS BREAKFAST: Service and Safety Director Pat Titterington will speak at the monthly coffee and doughnuts events at 9 a.m. at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum. He will share his supervision of day-to-day affairs in Troy. Following breakfast, put on by the Fort Pickawillany Society Children of the American Revolution, Titterington will update veterans and guests on his position. The breakfast is free and an elevator is available to reach the second floor.

• SLIDERS: John’s sliders with toppings and chips will be served at the Tipp City American Legion Post 586 at 6 p.m. Two sliders for $2.

• KIWANIS: The Piqua Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at Grace Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. “Volcanoes in America,” with Holly McElwee, a teacher at Piqua Central Intermediate School, will speak. Reservations are required by noon on the Monday prior to each meeting. For more information, call Brian Phillips at 778-1586 or visit www.freewebs.com/piquakiwanis/.

• STORY TIME: Children kindergarten through sixth grade and parents are invited to enjoy stories, crafts, and a puppet show at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library.

• KIWANIS: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will host guest speaker Justin Coby, executive director of the Miami County Health Partners Clinic at noon at the Troy Country Club.

• COUPON CLUB: The St. James Coupon Club will meet every week from 6-7 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 200 W. High St., Piqua. Come, bring a friend, bring your coupons to work on, to share and trade, or just bring yourself if you are just getting started. For questions, call 773-1241.

• GRANDMA’S KITCHEN: Grandma’s Kitchen will be open from 5-6:15 p.m. in the activity center in Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton. The suggested donation is $7 for adults and $3 for a child’s smaller portion. Carry-outs and delivery are available by calling the church office at (937) 698-4011.

• KARAOKE: Karaoke will be offered from 7-11 p.m. at the Troy American Legion Post 43.

• SIT ’N STITCH: Bring your current craft project and spend some time with fellow crafters from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library. Knit, crochet, cross-stitch, really any non-messy craft is welcome. Meet in the Louis Room.

• AA MEETING: The Serenity Island Group AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: The 12 & 12 AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

Civic agendas

• The Elizabeth Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. in the township building, 5710 Walnut Grove Road, Troy.

• The village of West Milton Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers.

Thursday

• QUARTER AUCTION: Team Angels for the Miami County Walk to End Alzheimer’s will offer a quarter auction at the Miami Valley Centre Mall. Doors open at 5:20 p.m. and the auction begins at 6:30 p.m.

• CHESS CLUB: Visit the Troy-Miami County Public Library for a game of chess. Learn a new skill and challenge your friends. Chess club is at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month; all ages and skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 339-0502, Ext. 127, or visit www.tmcpl.org.

• NACHOS: The Tipp City American Legion Auxiliary Unit 586 will be serving nachos supreme at 6 p.m. for $5. Euchre begins at 7 p.m. for $5.

• CONTINUING EDUCATION: Veronica Scherbauer, Criminal Justice Initiative coordinator for Attorney Mike DeWine, will advise on the attorney general’s Human Trafficking Commission from 4-5 p.m. at StoryPoint Troy, 1840 Towne Park Drive, Troy. One hour of continuing education will be provided for nurses and licensed social workers. A barbecue dinner for two along with a six-pack of the area’s best craft beer will be given to take home. To make a reservation, call (937) 541-5182 or email kosting@storypoint.com.

• MEETING: The members of the Public Defender Commission will meet at 10 a.m. at the office of the public defender, 201 W. Main St., Troy.

• MEETING: The New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. For information about joining the library’s volunteer group inquire at the library or call (937) 698-5515.

• DINNER: A Legionnaire dinner will be from 5-7:30 p.m., with trivia to follow from 7-9 p.m. at the Troy American Legion Post 43, Troy.

• WRITER’S CLUB: A Writer’s Club meets at 6:30 p.m. in Piqua Public Library’s second floor Founder’s Room. Not just a critique group, they also work from writing prompts, build imagination, break through blocks, and support each other in meeting personal writing goals. Led by Kit Green.

• NAR-ANON: Nar-Anoon meets at 7 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library. This 12-step group meets to support one another and offer coping skills for dealing with friends and family members that are addicts.

• AA MEETING: The Best Is Yet To Come AA meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: The Spirituality Group AA meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Walnut St., Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: The Tri city Group AA meeting will be at 8:30 p.m. at Troy Abundant Life Church, 661 County Road 25-A, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

Friday

• CONCERT SERIES: The Fridays on Prouty Concert Series will continue at 7:30 p.m. with Everything Fitz. Everything Fitz is a family band featuring high-energy fiddling and percussive step dancing. This unique stage show combines a variety of musical styles, everything from traditional jigs and reels, to traditional Celtic as well as novelty numbers and choreographed dance routines. There is no cover fee for this concert, bring your lawn chair to 1 Prouty Plaza. Presented by Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. Visit www.troyhayner.org.

• CHCKEN FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer fried chicken with french fries and macaroni salad for $7 and up from 6-7:30 p.m. Chicken livers are also available.

• BINGO: The Piqua YMCA Senior Center will offer bingo at 10 a.m. at Piqua Manor.

• ART SHOW: The 11th annual art show will be offered at Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton, in the activity center, today through Sunday. The show is non-juried. There is no admittance fee and all three days of the show are open to the public. Some pieces may be available for purchase, with the transactions handled directly between the artist and the interested party. People’s choice voting will determine winners. Friday evening activities, open to the public, are scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Some of the artists will be present to discuss their work. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• COMMUNITY NIGHT: Downtown Tipp City’s August Community Night will be held at Second and Main. The evening of free music will begin at 6:15 p.m. with The Tippecanoe Community Band followed by the Tom Daugherty Orchestra and swing dancers at 7:30 p.m. It is recommended that you bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be cancelled. For more information stop by The Hotel Gallery or call (937) 667-3696.

• CHICKEN SALAD: The Troy Fish & Game will offer a chicken salad wrap beginning at 6 p.m.

• GENEALOGY: Genealogy assistance is offered from 1:30-5 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library. The library’s genealogy expert, Sharon, can help you whether you’re just starting out, or you’ve hit a roadblock on your search Other hours are also available, call the Local History Department for more information at 773-6753.

• AA MEETING: The Best Is Yet To Come AA meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

• AA MEETING: The New Wise Group AA meeting will be at 8 p.m. at the Bethany Center, corner of South and Roosevelt streets, Piqua (enter in the back). The Alcoholics Anonymous hotline is (937) 622-1294.

Aug. 5

• POKER RUN: A poker run, to benefit Leah Hatton of Tipp City, who needs a service dog, will begin at 6094 Rip Rap Road, Dayton. The run will be approximately 100 miles and will be from noon to approximately 5 p.m. The event will offer T-shirts, food, prizes and raffles. For more specifics, visit “Team Leah” on Facebook.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Troy Lowe’s parking lot. Fruits, vegetables, honey, bedding plants and more will be offered.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Downtown Troy Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Cherry Street. The market will include in-season fruits and vegetables, cottage foods, plants, artisans and crafters and more.

• TENDERLOINS: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer fried or grilled pork tenderloin sandwich with homemade french fries for $6 from 6-8 p.m.

• ART ADVENTURE: A Children’s Art Adventure will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Park, Tipp City. Advance tickets are $5 and day of the event is $7 per child. Visit www.tippcityyartcouncil.com for more information.

• STEAM LAB: Teens 18 and under are invited to learn coding and robotics with the Milton-Union Public Library’s new Sphero robot from 1-3 p.m. Sphero is controlled by an app on the iPad and allows teens to learn computer science in a new fun way.

• SHARE A MEAL: Saturday August 5, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. First United Church of Christ will be serving homemade noodles with chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, pie and beverages. Carry outs will be available at 12:30, as quantities last. Are Welcome At Our Table! This program is free to anyone wishing to participate and are in need of a warm nourishing meal. This is one of our ways of reaching out to the community, while giving an opportunity to socialize with others. 120 S. Market St. Troy. Please use our Canal Street entrance. Handicapped accessible.

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Contact Editor Melody Vallieu at mvallieu@aimmediamidwest.com or by phone at (937) 552-2131 to list your free calendar items for nonprofit events